EU Missions are a novelty of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme for the years 2021-2027.
EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030.
They will deliver impact by putting research and innovation into a new role, combined with new forms of governance and collaboration, as well as by engaging citizens.
EU Missions are a coordinated effort by the Commission to pool the necessary resources in terms of funding programmes, policies and regulations, as well as other activities. They also aim to mobilise and activate public and private actors, such as EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, farmers and land managers, entrepreneurs and investors to create real and lasting impact. Missions will engage with citizens to boost societal uptake of new solutions and approaches.
DG Research & Innovation
After two years of EU missions, progress and the way forward is assessed. The European Commission has published a document on communikation from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Besides this document you can find more mission-related papers here, such as a paper about the input of ERRIN and about the German contribution to the evaluation of the EU missions.